By Jennifer McRae

LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4) – Buckets of fish were moved from a pond that had been drained to a nearby pond that was full of water. Last week, construction crews started leveling the land and removing the water from the pond where fish were living.

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Homeowners tried to save some of the animals and fish on their own, hoping they would find a new home at another pond and preserve the peaceful atmosphere just outside their neighborhood.

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Neighbors told CBS4’s Shawn Chitnis that eight buckets full of fish were moved to a nearby pond. Recent rain helped fill up the original pond.

Jennifer McRae